2016 Literary Leicester events

Now in its ninth year, Literary Leicester brings together a diverse range of distinguished authors in celebration of the written and spoken word.

Literary Leicester 2016 has now come to an end. Thank you very much to all who attended, and be sure to stay tuned for information on 2017's festival.

Join us and other literature lovers from across the region for our exciting programme of free events.

Entry to all our events is free. All of our events are ticketed, book now to guarantee your place. If you do not book a ticket, feel free to turn up on the day (unless otherwise stated), but please note that priority will be given to those who have pre-booked a place.

For directions and parking information, please visit our 'How to find us' page.

Event TitleTimeLocation
Wednesday 16 November 2016
Life Cycles: An Inaugural Reading of Commissioned Writing

11.00am - 12.00pm

Studio One, Attenborough Arts Centre

Lauren Child

 

NOW FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP ON THE DAY. SORRY
Joe Orton and ‘Shoxbear,’ with Emma Parker 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Diana, Princess of Wales Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre
Leonie Orton, I Had It in Me 2.00pm - 3.00pm Diana, Princess of Wales Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre
Literary Salon: Jean 'Binta' Breeze and Maggie Harris: Readings on The Verandah 4.30pm - 5.30pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Writing and Racism 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
‘The Tongue That Shakespeare Spoke,’ with David Crystal 8.00pm - 9.00pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Thursday 17 November 2016
First Story: Young Writers’ Showcase

1.30pm - 2.45pm

Please note the new time

Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3, University of Leicester

Charlotte Brontë and her Readers, with Joanne Shattock and Julian North

2.00pm - 3.00pm Diana, Princess of Wales Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre
Film Screening: The Black Heathcliff 3.00pm - 4.00pm Diana, Princess of Wales Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre

Closure: Black British Writing

4.30pm - 5.30pm
Library Seminar Room, David Wilson Library, University of Leicester
Poetry with Sarah Howe and Tom Pickard 6.00pm - 7.00pm Leicester Print Workshop, 50 St. George Street, Leicester, LE1 1QG

Sally Wainwright talk and film screening

7.30pm  - 8.30pm + 9.00pm - 11.00pm

Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG
Friday 18 November 2016

Evelyn Waugh Day - Events All Day

Throughout the day
Various
Villa Diodati and Frankenstein with Andrew Mitchell 11.00am - 12.00pm Diana, Princess of Wales of Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre
Science and the Victorian Public: A Magic Lantern Performance 1.30pm - 2.30pm Diana, Princess of Wales Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre
Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies: A Textual Editing Workshop 3.00pm - 4.00pm Diana, Princess of Wales Hall, Attenborough Arts Centre

David Wood: The Utterly Inventive World of Roald Dahl

4.30pm - 5.30pm Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
Philip Eade's Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited 6.30pm - 7.30pm Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester

Evelyn Waugh: Letters, Diaries, Biographies

8.00pm - 9.00pm
Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
Saturday 19 November 2016
Make Your Own Book (for aged 8 and under) 12.30pm - 1.30pm Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester
An Afternoon with Jacqueline Wilson 2.00pm - 3.00pm De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Abdellah Taïa: The Wanderings of a Gay Moroccan Author and Filmmaker

Screening: 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Talk 5.00pm -6.00pm

Film Theatre, Attenborough Seminar Block, University of Leicester
Fay Weldon in Conversation 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, University of Leicester

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Authors who have visited Literary Leicester include: Lauren Child, Louis de Bernières, Colin Dexter, Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Frayn, Amitav Ghosh, Germain Greer, Linton Kwesi Johnon, Penelope Lively, David Lodge, Roger McGough, Will Self, Colm Tóibín, Sue Townsend, Fay Weldon and Jaqueline Wilson

"A serious gathering, seriously run, with a seriously cosmopolitan audience... Even I enjoyed it..." Will Self

Literary Leicester 2017 is proud to be working in partnership with

Arts Council

Attenborough Arts Centre

Held in partnership with First Story

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Phoenix

Letterbox Club

Leicester Arts Festivals

National Space Centre

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